Monday, September 10, 2012
The Tavern on Hollywood
The Tavern on Hollywood (located on ...you guessed it Hollywood Blvd) is one of the latest additions to the Hollywood bar scene. The place is only about 3 weeks old I believe. The previous business to operate in this space was Osaka which was owned by Adolfo Suaya (owner of BoHo gastropub down the street at Hollywood/Highland). I never went to Osaka which was apparently a Peruvian fusion restaurant. Apparently most of the interior was left the same which is nice because it looks like an upscale place.
Our initial attraction to Tavern on Hollywood was the low low price of $2.50 per pint of draft beer (regular prices are $5.00). The nice part is that they have 42 beers on tap, and everything is available at the happy hour prices except for ABT 12 St. Benardus, Gulden Draak and Chimay. When I heard they had 42 taps I was expecting that only the mass market beers like Budlight,Coors and Pabst but it was a nice surprise to discover that we could enjoy Torpedo Extra IPA, Redhook Longhammer IPA , Firestone Union Jack , Anchor Liberty Ale and many others at such low prices.
If you aren't a beer drinker they also offer a 2 for 1 on well drinks , making them $3 each (normally $6) which is also a great deal for the area. Another nice thing about their happy hour is that it is daily (yes that means weekends too!) from Noon-7pm! In regards to food to soak up all that cheap booze you'll be drinking they also have a food menu. The menu has the standard bar fare such as fries, mozzarella sticks, hot wings, nachos for the most part. We tried the sweet potato fries and they came out great, served hot and with a side of chipotle ketchup. The bartender also mentioned that the menu will be changing soon. We sat at the bar and the bartenders were friendly and attentive. There are also lot's of tables with couches and two other bars to sit at which was really nice.
Looking forward to visiting again sometime soon to try some more of their beers and food items. Their happy hour is definitely hard to beat,especially considering the wide range of beers available and the swanky environment to enjoy them in!